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Glenn L Silverii

Glenn L. Silverii specializes exclusively in the field of workers' compensation defense. Mr. Silverii has extensive experience in handling all aspects of workers' compensation defense, including trial, and appellate work; as well as defending claims for benefits pursuant to Labor Code section 132a, and serious and willful misconduct claims. Also, Mr. Silverii has participated in numerous seminars on topics related to workers' compensation, as well as having drafted and prepared various publications on issues pertaining to workers' compensation.

Mr. Silverii received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University, School of Law in 1979, and bachelor's degree from California State University at Northridge. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1979, and began practicing civil litigation in the areas of liability defense and business law. Mr. Silverii is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California. Mr. Silverii also participated in a special pro bono program with the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, and prosecuted criminal jury trials. Also, when Mr. Silverii was doing business litigation, he was an attorney for the plaintiff in the landmark case of Baar v. Tigerman (1983) 140 Cal.App.3d 979, in which the immunity protection for arbitrators was pierced. As a result, Mr. Silverii has authored various articles on arbitration, including one entitled “Commercial Arbitration-Safeguards Needed?” (4 CEB California Business Law Rptr.)

Mr. Silverii's professional affiliations include membership in the State Bar of California, Orange County Workers' Compensation Forum, Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Southern California Self-Insured Association, a member of the section on workers' compensation with the State Bar of California, as well as a member of the California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association.
 


Scott K. Kubis

Mr. Kubis is a partner and senior member of Glenn Silverii and Associates. He graduated Magma Cum Laude, receiving his Juris Doctor from San Diego School of Law in 1990. He was also a member of Law Review and Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society. Mr. Kubis received his BA in 1985 from San Diego State University and while there was on the Dean's List and a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

Before coming to Glenn Silverii and Associates in June 2002, Mr. Kubis was a partner in a national civil litigation firm. Mr. Kubis has spent his nearly 30-year career vigorously representing the needs and interests of employers, public entities, insurance carriers and third-party administrators. Mr. Kubis specializes in civil litigation, subrogation, and worker’s compensation litigation including defending against Labor Code 132(a), and Serious and Willful. He has experience in trials, both civil and worker's compensation, settlements and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Kubis is an active member of the California State Bar Association, is admitted to practice for both the State and Federal courts in California, and has successfully brought hundreds of matters to conclusion through trial and/or settlement.
 


Peter J. Gorelick

Peter J. Gorelick specializes in the field of workers' compensation defense. He has more than 30 years of experience defending employers and carriers in workers' compensation courts throughout Southern California. This experience ranges from initial discovery through trial and appeal. Mr. Gorelick was employed as an attorney by CIGNA Corporation for more than 18 years. He was the managing attorney for CIGNA's Orange County and Riverside offices, supervising a staff of 14 attorneys.

Mr. Gorelick received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1974. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Fernando Valley, College of Law in 1978. During law school, Mr. Gorelick worked as a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1979. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Gorelick is a past vice-president of programs and membership for the Southern California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association. He formerly served that organization as a member of its Board of Directors. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the statewide Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association. Mr. Gorelick has been certified by the State Bar of California as a provider for Continuing Legal Education training. He has arranged numerous legal and medical training seminars for attorneys, employers, claims processionals and doctors. He has professional affiliations with many legal and claims organization through the Southern California area.
 


Lisa Cheung

Lisa Cheung received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 1999. While attending Southwestern, Ms. Cheung was an editor of the Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Contracts. During this time, Ms. Cheung also worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney Office in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and violent crimes section, Universal Studios in the New Media section as well as Van Nuys Superior Court in law and motion. Ms. Cheung received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California at Riverside in 1993.
Ms. Cheung began her career in workers' compensation in 2000 representing carriers, third party administrators and employers in workers' compensation defense. Her 15 years of workers' compensation experience includes all aspects of discovery matters, trial and appeals of workers' compensation matters. She also has experience in defending against 132a claims and Serious & Willful claims.
Ms. Cheung has dedicated her legal career to representing the client's objectives aggressively and bringing cases to resolution as quickly as possible. Ms. Cheung's litigation philosophy is to provide specialized representation of each individual case developing creative and innovative ideas to serve the client's financial and litigation goals. Throughout all stages of litigation, Ms. Cheung is committed to exploring all options of litigation and resolution to provide the best representation to meet the client's needs.



Steven Kaplan

Mr. Kaplan specializes in the field of workers' compensation defense, having worked in the field since 2006. Mr. Kaplan has handled all varieties of workers' compensation cases for self-insured private employers, employers with high-retention deductible policies, insurance companies, third party administrators and self-insured public entities.

Mr. Kaplan received his Juris Doctor from UCLA in 2005. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California Berkeley in 2002.

Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the 9th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. Mr. Kaplan was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005.

Before entering the practice of Law, Mr. Kaplan worked as a political consultant during the 2005 California special election. He was also a successful contestant on the television program Jeopardy.



David B. Park

Mr. David Park received his Juris Doctor in 2000 from University of California, Los Angeles. While attending the UCLA, he was a member of the Asian American Law Journal and Korean American Bar Association. As an active member of the California State Bar since July 2000, Mr. Park has been admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in California.

Mr. Park has experience in insurance defense litigation and Workers' Compensation defense. He specialized in the defense of Workers' Compensation claims on behalf of various large insurance carriers, self-insurance administrators as well as both private and public self-insured employers, including municipalities and school districts.

He prepared and handled all stages of discovery, including depositions of applicants, witnesses as well as expert witnesses such as AMEs and QMEs. He also drafted various pleadings including petition for reconsiderations and trial briefs before the WCAB. He has represented client's interest at hearings such as Mandatory Settlement Conferences and Trials to resolve cases or to litigate them if there should be no negotiated settlements.

In addition to the insurance defense litigation experience, he handled complex civil litigation and corporate transactional issues. He litigated and or resolved many cases to successful conclusion on behalf of clients.

Mr. Park speaks fluent Korean.



Lisa M. Martin

Ms. Martin specializes in the field of Workers' Compensation defense and has vigorously represented carriers, third party administrators, and employers. Ms. Martin believes in taking an aggressive approach to handling files, is a stickler for thoroughness, and is a passionate advocate for her clients through the resolution of each and every claim.

Ms. Martin received her Juris Doctor degree from University at Buffalo in 2011. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Buffalo State College in 2007.

Before entering the Workers' Compensation field of law, Ms. Martin served as a licensing and copyright consultant to musical artists, gained invaluable civil litigation experience, and also traveled the world with a highly acclaimed musical group as part of its management team.

Ms. Martin has specialized in the defense of workers' compensation claims since 2015, and has been a member of the California State Bar for four years.

Ms. Martin was born and raised in Upstate New York, and is no stranger to heartbreak, having been a life-long Buffalo Bills fan. She enjoys live music, film, stand-up comedy, and cruising with her husband in their classic Triumph Roadster. She also enjoys hiking with her senior pup, Morty, and has dreams of someday starting a senior dog rescue organization.



Donna L. Lineberry

Donna Lineberry specializes in workers’ compensation defense. She has nine years of experience in the field defending employers and carriers in workers’ compensation courts throughout Southern California. Her experience ranges from the strategy at the inception of a claim, discovery, litigation, appeal, liens and contribution.

Ms. Lineberry received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for regional, national and international firms in North Carolina, Florida and California. Employers included Coopers & Lybrand in Jacksonville, Florida and BDO Seidman in California. She also worked in the private field as an Accounting Manager for a California employee-owned textile manufacturing company.

She then obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law in 2004. She became a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County and worked there from 2005 through 2011. As a Deputy Public Defender, Ms. Lineberry litigated multiple criminal jury trials, felony preliminary hearings, juvenile felony and misdemeanor bench trials and motions to suppress.

Ms. Lineberry began her career in workers’ compensation in 2011 and has aggressively defended employers and carriers throughout all stages of claims. She applies her advocacy skills learned as a Deputy Public Defender to her defense of workers’ compensation claims.

She is a member of the State Bar of California and Orange County Bar Association.